On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 27, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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one of the old bunkers (trench) at northern israel from kipur war.

The Kingdom of God can only be entered through the narrow door. Which requires sacrifice, mercy and love for others. To put others before self as we serve them and love them into God’s Kingdom. For this is how we truly glorify our ever loving and merciful Lord and God almighty.

Is it easy to enter through the narrow door? Let’s put it this way, love truly conquers all! How much we love the Lord our God determines how easy or hard it will be for us. For if we truly love Him, the Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. And we who have dwelled in His love know that everything is possible for the Lord our God.

My hope is in You Lord Jesus, guide my steps as I seek to enter through the narrow door, to be with You always. Amen

First reading

Romans 8:26-30 ·

The Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words

The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.

    We know that by turning everything to their good God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those that he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory.

Gospel

Luke 13:22-30

The last shall be first and the first last

Through towns and villages Jesus went teaching, making his way to Jerusalem. Someone said to him, ‘Sir, will there be only a few saved?’ He said to them, ‘Try your best to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

    ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.” Then you will find yourself saying, “We once ate and drank in your company; you taught in our streets” but he will reply, “I do not know where you come from. Away from me, all you wicked men!”

    ‘Then there will be weeping and grinding of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves turned outside. And men from east and west, from north and south, will come to take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God.

    ‘Yes, there are those now last who will be first, and those now first who will be last.’

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